Bush is true to his word

Published: Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 14, 2005 at 9:52 p.m.
When I read The Gainesville Sun's letters and editorials, I find so many half-truths and lies, it amuses me.
On Jan. 10, Bob Herbert stated that President Bush described the war in Iraq as being short and sweet. I don't remember anyone saying the war on terror was going to be short and sweet. The president himself said it would last years because it is a different kind of war.
There are a lot of comments in the letters and editorials about how long we are going to stay in Iraq. Newspapers asked the same thing about being in Germany after World War II. It has been almost 60 years since that war, and we are still there.
When you have most terrorists in the world coming from one area, it only makes sense that our national security is served by fighting them over there rather than here.
As for the president's plan on Social Security reform: In November, we had an election, and Bush ran on Social Security reform and won. Plus, his party added seats in Congress.
Since he was elected on this platform, it only makes sense that he is proceeding with the reform.
I know it angers liberals that someone who is elected will actually do what he says he is going to do rather than give it lip service, like former President Clinton. We need reform at all levels of government, and that is what the people who elected George Bush want. It is better to try to be part of the solution than constantly criticize without having a solution of your own.
J.D. Kennedy, Keystone Heights

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